At Goldcorp we respect and value the perspectives, experiences, cultures and essential differences our employees possess. We are committed to diversity in our workplace, and we believe that diversity leads to higher performance in all aspects of our business.
We have introduced several initiatives to increase and encourage diversity in our workplace, but we recognise there is always a more that can be done to become a truly diverse and inclusive company – and we can learn from the experiences of others. In a four-part series, we present several women working in traditionally male-dominated areas of work, both with Goldcorp and externally, who exemplify successful diversity in the workplace. In our first installment, we recognize women of distinction honoured at a celebration in Vancouver.
On May 29, 2017, Goldcorp proudly supported the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards which honour individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honour extraordinary women leaders, who through their own initiative, ability and effort have made an exemplary achievement in their field and are outstanding role models within the community. Their passion and commitment has created opportunities for other women by mentoring and leading by example.
More than 1,400 guests and volunteers gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre to honour inspiring nominees and their achievements. Christine Marks, Director of Corporate Communications, attended the event and presented the Goldcorp-sponsored Business & The Professions category award to Anne Stewart. Anne is Partner Emeritus with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, and is recognized as one of Canada’s best business lawyers and a pioneer in the traditionally male-dominated fields of mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and infrastructure and finance. Anne’s embodies professional leadership in both her field and community; her influence on the business landscape over her distinguished career is matched only by her impact on the careers of the many women she has mentored and championed along the way. She has also co-founded programs that help women return to work and transition to fulfilling retirement.
Anna Tudela, Vice President, Diversity, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Secretary said, “It is important for us to celebrate Anne and all women of distinction recognised by these awards. At Goldcorp, we strive to foster an open and inclusive workplace environment, where we can work together to ensure that everyone has equal opportunities to reach their full potential both professionally and personally helping us achieve safe, profitable and responsible production.”